Help for Boys with Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Master’s Ranch can help your boy with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a learned behavior disorder in which he is exceptionally preoccupied with himself, and exhibits tremendous self-importance. As a Narcissist, he believes he is intensely “special” and unique, and may well be self-centered and patronizing toward others, acting as if no one else is on his level.
Diagnosis for NPD (also called Narcissism) includes many of these symptoms: a grandiose sense of self import, utter lack of understanding, takes advantage of others, has an unjustifiable expectation of especially favorable treatment, requires disproportionately high regard, and is engaged in fantasies of immeasurable success or power.
How Narcissistic Personality Disorder is Solved at Master’s Ranch
Left untreated, complications may go beyond problems at school and with relationships, to include depression, substance abuse, and even suicidal thoughts.
Schema therapy (a combination of elements from cognitive, behavioral and gestalt therapy along with object relations’ treatment) is one of the more effective treatments. A main purpose of this therapy would be to diminish your son’s contention that others see him as he wishes to be seen, and adapts instead to reality.
In serious cases, he can be controlling and self-absorbed, even intolerant and judgmental of the therapist’s thoughts.
Helping Boys with Narcissistic Personality Disorder
A decidedly Christian, home-like setting, dedicated to the restoration and healing of families and their teens, our ranch-style residential program for troubled boys uses a family-style model with a strong emphasis on work and discipline. Boys live on a fully operational farm and are taught responsibility by caring for horses, cattle, pigs and dogs. We give particular attention to using animals in anger management and for healing problems with emotional attachment.
The Master’s Ranch program is heavily occupational in nature. In addition to the animal husbandry skills he will learn on the ranch, your son will work with craftsmen in wood, metal, cement, plumbing and electrical construction.
Our computer-based academic curriculum is nationally accredited, enabling students to finish much of their elective requirements for high school, with traditional classroom instruction, remedial assistance, advanced, college-prep coursework all available, as well as a vocational diploma.
We offer your boy professional clinical-type counseling from licensed therapists in pastoral, group and individual sessions. We use an informal approach to counseling, in which the outdoors setting encourages active boys to open up and share more readily.
If you’ve almost lost hope and are fighting for your son’s future, consider our small family environment in an agricultural setting, where training is balanced with an unmistakable atmosphere of mentoring, love and acceptance.
Master’s Ranch Christian Academy is a place of healing and hope. Watch your at-risk teen transform into a healthy, hard-working, respectable, young man, with all the necessary confidence, self-respect and spiritual footing indispensable to fully embrace his family and his future.